AZZURRI

Stefano Pioli says he feels he has what it would take to become the national boss of Italy – but Bologna are his focus for now.
Roberto Mancini says he would gladly consider becoming the new Coach of Italy if he was offered the job.
Cesare Prandelli has again underlined that a decision on whether he remains as Italy boss or not will be made before the World Cup Finals.
Francesco Lodi has played down suggestions that his strike in the Genoa derby was a signal to Italy boss Cesare Prandelli.
Roberto Mancini praised Carlos Tevez – “when he wasn’t playing golf” – doubts Mario Balotelli has matured and put himself forward for the Italy job.
Japan Coach Alberto Zaccheroni maintains he does “not feel like a candidate” to succeed Cesare Prandelli for Italy.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli will watch Giuseppe Rossi and Marco Sau in Sunday’s Fiorentina-Cagliari.
Fabio Capello insists he will retire after the Russia job, but doesn’t believe Max Allegri is the right man for Italy.
Manuel Pasqual required further treatment for a head injury sustained for Italy, as the Fiorentina captain now has 50 stitches.
Italy have climbed to fourth place in the FIFA World Ranking, behind only Spain, Argentina and Germany.
Mattia Destro is happy with Italy’s qualification for World Cup 2014, but his priority for now remains returning to action with Roma.
Napoli starlet Lorenzo Insigne “did not even want to listen to offers” that came in this summer, revealed his agent.
Fiorentina confirm Manuel Pasqual could play on Sunday “with a protective helmet” after a deep head wound on international duty.
Alberto Zaccheroni congratulated Italy on reaching the World Cup, but wouldn’t answer questions on replacing Cesare Prandelli.
Cesare Prandelli said “everyone can hope” for a World Cup call, including Francesco Totti, Antonio Di Natale and Giuseppe Rossi.
Manuel Pasqual could, amazingly, be fit for Fiorentina’s game against Cagliari this weekend.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has again hinted he will return to club management once the World Cup is over.
Cesare Prandelli’s Italy side could play Germany in an international friendly during the month of November.
Italy reached the World Cup on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic. Watch the highlights from Turin.
Daniele De Rossi believes “anything can happen” at the World Cup after Italy qualified with two rounds to spare.
Manuel Pasqual is in hospital for tests after he required anaesthesia and stitches in the Italy locker room.
Mario Balotelli admits the numerous misses against the Czech Republic shook him. “It’s never happened to me before.”
Giorgio Chiellini feared the match with the Czech Republic was “cursed,” but sent Italy on their way to the World Cup.
Gigi Buffon admits he was “terrorised” of the party atmosphere in Turin, but after victory can celebrate his record 136 caps.
Cesare Prandelli saw “a great Italy” against the Czech Republic and celebrated their qualification for the World Cup in Brazil.